Nestled in Port Jefferson Station, Wisdom Gardens was created by Maryhaven as an affordable housing opportunity for seniors. The site is conveniently located near shopping, medical facilities, recreation, libraries and transportation. Its New England style buildings face green courtyards and recreation areas. Wisdom Gardens consists of 40 apartments, and all apartments are handicap accessible, feature kitchens with stove, refrigerator and wood cabinetry. Amenities include a community center with full kitchen, recreation room and library, social services offices and laundry, an on-site social services coordinator, and a Maryhaven run transportation service to bring residents to local shopping and recreational centers. Part of what makes Wisdom Gardens unique are the six apartments reserved for individuals with developmental disabilities.
“What we created,” in the words of Maryhaven CEO Lewis Grossman, “is a bold, innovative senior housing concept where seniors and individuals with disabilities live together and help each other. It is a new community of caring where neighbors look out for one another.”